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William Edward Osterloo

October 24, 1927 ~ August 17, 2019 (age 91)


William Edward Osterloo, 91, of Elkhart passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday August 17, 2019. Bill was born on October 24, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to Ralph and Teresa Osterloo. He married Dorothy Jean Koch on January 20, 1946.

Bill was known to many as a commercial real estate and land developer, a career in which he really enjoyed. Many also remember Bill, from his early days, as the owner of Westwood Beauty & Barber Shop in Goshen. His hobbies included classic cars as well as boating. Bill honorably served his country as a United States Merchant Marine and was a member of the American Legion.

Bill is survived by his children, Jeri Ann Pletcher of Goshen, Randy (Roma) Osterloo of Bristol, and Gary (Erika) Osterloo of Elkhart; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his brothers, Robert and Ralph Osterloo, his twin sister Betty McCollough, his son-in-law Jim Pletcher and his grandson Blake William Osterloo.

Friends may visit with family from 4-7 pm on Tuesday August 20, 2019 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd, Elkhart. Funeral service will be at 11am on Wednesday August 21 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Bill may be made to Heartland Hospice, 230 West Catalpa Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be made to the Osterloo family on the funeral home website.


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August 20, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

Funeral Service
August 21, 2019

11:00 AM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514


Heartland Hospice
23O West Catalpa Drive, Mishawaka IN 46545
Tel: 1-574-257-7551

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